Supplier Forum Advisory Board

The IFA Board of Directors shall have the power to create committees, advisory groups and task forces for the Association, define their functions, and terminate any such committee or advisory group.   The IFA Chair shall appoint the committee Chair, Vice Chair, and members.  Each committee and advisory group shall perform the functions specifically prescribed by the Board of Directors or which are properly within the jurisdiction of such committee or advisory group.  (IFA Bylaws)

The Mission of the Supplier Forum is to promote the continued growth of franchising through a network of informed suppliers dedicated to superior service and professionalism and to better support members of the IFA and the franchising community with business and legal expertise, high quality products, new technologies and educational opportunities.  Terms are three years and members may succeed themselves for one additional three-year term.  Must be elected to become a member of the Supplier Forum. Nominating committee presents a slate of candidates that the Supplier Forum considers and elects.

Chair— Tom Portesy

Vice Chair— Abby Schmidt

Staff Liaison—Paul Rocchio,